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YMCA of Saskatoon

Latest Updates & FAQ

Answers to many of your most commonly asked questions are below. We continuously update this page with new information. If you still have questions, please Contact Us >.

Frequently Asked Questions

Access

Our hours are Monday to Friday from 5:30 AM to 10:00 PM, Saturday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

There is plenty of metered parking around the facility. There is also free street parking just a few blocks from the facility if you don’t mind a short walk. Metered parking is free before 9:00 AM, after 6:00 PM and all day Sunday.

Yes! We offer day passes at $15.00 for adults, $9 for Young Adults (18-26) , $4 for Child/Youth (17 & under) and $30.00 for Family. A day pass gives you access to the entire facility including drop in programs and our General Use locker rooms. (This does not include access to our Plus members locker room).

Not at this time.

We appreciate when members bring a guest to experience the Y. Guests are subject to the same guidelines as our members such as: over the age of 18 must provide valid photo ID, fill out and sign a waiver, and have a photo taken. Guests are permitted to come to the Y for a maximum of THREE complimentary lifetime visits.

Membership

We offer Adult, Men’s Plus, Woman’s Plus, Young Adult (ages 18-26), Child/Youth (17 & under), and two different family memberships (Family Advantage and Family Advantage Plus).

Learn more about benefits and fees on our Membership page.

In all memberships you have access to:

  • Drop in programs
  • Registered adult programs (2 programs/session) and children’s programs (3 programs/session)
  • Squash and racquetball courts
  • Pool
  • Cardio and weight room
  • Complimentary fitness orientation
  • Discounts on specialty classes such as: TRX, functional training, First Aid and CPR training
  • Discounted personal training and group training sessions
  • Use of cycle room, gymnasium and Fitness Studio (when class is not in session)
  • Access to other YMCA’s in North America

We don’t have contracts, and cancellation requests need only be received at least 1 full days before the next payment date.

Pre-authorized payments are taken from your Visa, MasterCard, or chequing account every month. If you prefer, you can pay for a full year’s membership up front with our Annual Membership. 

The YMCA offers Membership Assistance to ensure everyone has access to quality facilities and programs. If your current financial circumstances are limiting your access to a membership, please inquire with our Member Services Representatives. The YMCA is a registered charity, and helping build a healthy community is our mandate.

All preauthorized memberships must be cancelled at least 1 full day before the next payment date. Please visit the Member Service desk to fill out a cancellation form.  If for any reason you are unable to come down to the YMCA please send an email to memberservices@ymcasaskatoon.org.

Yes, we would be happy to do that for you. Please visit the Member Service desk to arrange a hold.  If for any reason you are unable to come down to the YMCA please send an email to Memberservices@ymcasaskatoon.org.

Programming

We are not offering virtual programs at this time.

Registered Programs

Your membership gives you free access to many registered programs for the whole family. Please visit the Children’s Registered Programs page to find out more.

Login to our Swimgen Portal with your child’s membership number to see their current and past progress.

In The News

Saskatoon, October 14, 2023

Dean Dodge, CEO - Breaking News -

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Family YMCA, I am announcing that our CEO Dean Dodge will be leaving the YMCA as of December 31, 2023.

We want to thank Dean for his leadership and commitment to the YMCA and the Saskatoon community during his career with us. Dean‘s involvement with the YMCA started as a camper and subsequently as a camp leader at YMCA Camp Wakonda in 1976. Dean worked for several years in Saskatoon at the YMCA and, after university, then moved to work at the YMCA of Regina from 1993 until 2010. Dean returned to Saskatoon Family YMCA in his current role as CEO in 2013.

Throughout his YMCA career, Dean has kept the community at the centre of his work. Guided by the YMCA values, his steady and innovative leadership has enabled our YMCA to grow and remain connected to the families of Saskatoon. During Dean‘s tenure as our CEO, our Saskatoon Family YMCA has been transformed. We’ve grown from two childcares to five, with a sixth centre opening soon. We are now the largest provider of early years child care and second largest provider of before-and-after school care in the Saskatoon area. Dean and his team‘s community engagement resulted in the YMCA offering mental health and school supports for youth, providing over 120 hours per week of programming in sites throughout the city. His leadership helped the YMCA open the first Saskatchewan Health Authority funded Family Resource Centre in Saskatoon providing free programming for families with young children. A second and a third centre are planned for opening in the next six and twelve months respectively.

Over Dean’s tenure, in the last 10 years, our budget has grown from $2 million to $9 million in annual revenue.  Dean also lead the navigation of the colossal upheaval of the Covid-19 pandemic without running a financial deficit.

As a result of Dean’s efforts, our YMCA is a strong and relevant charity, impacting over 1000 families on a weekly basis through our community and youth programs. We are well-positioned to help our communities connect and thrive moving forward. A demonstration of this commitment to community development is our recent purchase of a commercial property in the Fairhaven neighbourhood. This location houses one of our child care facilities and Family Resource Centre and will be a location for youth programming in the west-end of the city.

During his remaining time with the YMCA Saskatoon, Dean will focus on several major priorities, identified by the board and senior leadership team. Achieving these priorities, while stewarding the planned program site expansions will position new senior leadership to take our organization to the next level and be a strong and sustainable charity for generations to come.

Thank you, Dean!

Mike McKague, Board Chair, YMCA of Saskatoon